HC Deb 26 January 1982 vol 16 cc326-7W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the percentage of the flying time of the Royal Air Force has been reduced; if so, by how much; what are the estimated savings likely to accrue from this reduction; and what will be the effect upon the fighting efficiency of the Royal Air Force caused by this reduction.

Mr. Wiggin

Temporary reductions have had to be made in authorised flying hours except in training units in order to restrain expenditure; but the Royal Air Force will continue to meet the minimum flying rates which NATO lays down for operational aircrew.

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